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Ragusa gets 10 years in prison



Ragusa Circuit Judge Chet A. Tharpe sentenced former Davidsen Middle School teacher Stephanie Ragusa to the maximum according to a plea deal, 10 years in prison followed by five years of sex offender probation. "You were a teacher," Tharpe said, "and as parents, we place our trust in teachers to provide a safe environment in which our children can learn. You violated that trust in the worst imaginable way. You preyed on these young boys."

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[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:09am]


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